BUHARI, PAYMENT OF N5000 TO THE UNEMPLOYED AND THE FUTURE OF NIGERIA

BUHARI, PAYMENT OF N5000 TO THE UNEMPLOYED AND THE FUTURE OF NIGERIA

The phrase “robbing Peter to pay Paul” is not new to us. It was in 1661AD that Peter Heylyn in his Ecclesia Restaurata sought to explain the origin and import of this phrase. Though his attempt has been punctured severally by other etymologists, the phrase suggests a calamitous sequence of events where, before the Reformation, taxes had to be paid from the treasury of St. Peter’s church in Rome to defray the running costs of…

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